Migden says it wasn't a secret donor; as far as she knows, Clear Channel, which owns the billboards, donated them, through the efforts of Michael Colbruno, a local Clear Channel exec who is a former Migden aide and remains close to the senator.
"My campaign paid for the printing," she said. Read more »
I'm impressed that Dr. Richard Carmona actually came out and said what everyone in Wsshington knew was going on -- that even doctors couldn't provide accurate and true information to the pubilc if it interfered with the Bush Administration's political agenda. The details are pretty stunning:
Carmona said he also ran afoul of politics on teen pregnancy prevention. Read more »
It hasn't gotten much press, but talk about harsh: China just executed the head of its food and drug agency for approving unsafe medicine. And over here, we can't even seem to put Scooter Libby in jail ....
I don't think anyone except Gavin Newsom's inner circle and the folks who run Google and EarthLink really likes the mayor's wi-fi contract, but it now appears at least possible that the Board of Supervisors will approve some version of it.
Board president Aaron Peskin wants the service improved a bit and is demanding some written guarantees that it will actually work the way it's supposed to. Some opponents of the deal are arguing that it ought to be treated as a franchise, not a simple contract, and they want more legal hurdles. Read more »
Fourth of July week is supposed to be slow; when I worked for a daily newspaper, we used to do long stories on the fireworks displays just to fill space on the pages. Not here. There's so much going on it's hard to keep track of it all, but here's a quick rundown on what San Francisco is facing this week:
A bill that would lift a veil of secrecy hanging over police misconduct cases is stuck in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and Fiona Ma is one of those holding it up. Read more »